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[dm-devel] Re: IO controller Mini-Summit 2009



Hi Vivek,

Vivek Goyal <vgoyal redhat com> wrote:
> CCing people who are planning to attend the mini summit either in person
> or phone. (As per your list on io mini summit wiki page). Not sure if
> everybody is scanning mailing list for update on mini summit.

Thank you for CCing people. I'll add all prospective attendees to Cc
list when I post the information on mini summit.

> I am checking out wiki page for more information like Venue. It says the
> venue is linux foundation office Japan. Hopefully there is no change in
> that information.

There is no change in the venue.
 
> What are the conference call details for the people who might want to join
> in over phone? Could not find those. Are you yet to post these?

Here is the phone number of the conference call.
number +1-218-936-7999
passcode 374489#

I've also added the phone number on the web site.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ioband/wiki/iosummit

Thank you for your help.
Ryo Tsuruta

> 
> Thanks
> Vivek
> 
> > I have summarized the topics for the IO controller mini-summit and
> > written the ideas seen in the mailing list.
> > 
> > - The place where IO controller should be implemented
> >   - Block layer in conjunction with the IO scheduler
> >   - Common layer right above the IO scheduler
> >   - CFQ enhancement.
> >   - Both block and common layer, users can select whichever controller
> >     they want.
> >   - VFS layer
> > 
> > - What kind of bandwidth control policies are needed?
> >   - Proportional weight
> >   - Enforcing upper limit
> >   - Minimum bandwidth guarantee
> > 
> > - How to handle buffered writes?
> >   - Add dirt-ratio in the memory controller
> >   - Add bufferred-write-cgroup to track buffered writebacks
> >   - A per group per bdi pdflush threads
> > 
> > - Who should be charged for swap activity?
> >   - who requests a page.
> >   - who has a page.
> >   - All swap activities are charged to the root group.
> > 
> > And I would also like to discuss about the followings.
> > 
> > - Extensions of struct bio
> >   - Make a bio point to the io_context of a process which creates the
> >     I/O request. This allows to pass the IO scheduling class and
> >     priority information to IO controller even if the IO is submitted
> >     by another process which does not create the request, such as a
> >     worker thread.
> >   - Add a new flag to struct bio to identify the bio as urgent. This
> >     gives IO controller a chance to handle the bio as high
> >     priority. This flag should be set if the bio is created for the
> >     page-out operation. 
> > 
> > - Common test methods to verify the functionality of IO controller.
> > 
> > Please give me comments and suggestions. I may be missing or
> > misunderstanding something.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Ryo Tsuruta
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